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Monday, January 18, 2016

Adding To The Ironstone Collection




Everything is pretty much back to normal and the house is wearing its post holiday winter look! I am keeping the pinecone garland up on the mantel for a while yet. The fireplace cover is back but is easy to take on and off, and we will stoke up a fire again soon enough.




We have had so many grey days this winter, and I'm practically shooting this post in the dark. Here's the proof!




It all makes for a pretty soft focus, and I'm not sure that is such a bad thing for a cozy sitting room.









The lettered basket is a new addition.




As is the fleece-y throw. We also have a fleece to switch between the window bench and the hearth, and they both go a long way toward warming up a mostly white room.




But I wonder if you caught a glimpse of what I was aiming to show you in this post? I hauled it all over to the window for more light. I found an amazing stash of ironstone at the fleamarket yesterday, and I don't think my heart rate has quite come back down yet!



Love the lid handle on this piece! All of the ironstone was in the same booth and must have come from a collection in some local estate. Score! My own personal lottery!




Yummy detail on this little sauce pitcher. Its mark is shown below.








The stack of dinner plates beneath it are Haviland porcelain from France. 















The most special ironstone piece I have ever found-- An antique cake stand from Wyllie and Son that is over a hundred and fifty years old! (Under eight dollars.) (Yes. You read that correctly.) I have a reproduction stand from Williams Sonoma very similar to this one, but I have never seen an antique one to buy except online. 




A couple of humble old jelly jars gave me a thrill too.








Finally, an adorable coffee pot to join my collection of Rose Point china by Pope Gosser. Truly amazing deals for all. Happy New Year to me!





January is half over already!

I hope it is a great new week for you!

Jacqueline











36 comments:

Jeannie and Linda said...

What a find! Your house looks absolutely lovely, I'm a huge fan of white. Hope that I can find more on the history of your home looking through the older posts. Really enjoyed your post. Have a great day!
Jeannie

Salmagundi said...

WOW!! My weekend finds pale by comparison. Your lovely ironstone would be a life-time acquisition for me. And, of course, you have a wonderful way of displaying such beauty. Sally

Katie Mansfield said...

Wow. What finds! That covered dish is gorgeous. That cake stand is amazing. We have actually had some nice days. Cold but sunny here is Texas.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Jacqueline
What beautiful pieces you have found!! They will compliment your lovely collection wonderfully...
Have a great week ahead!
Hugs,
Wanda

Little Farmstead said...

Oh that basket, I love! Not to mention your fireplace cover, your whole sitting room :) and your beautiful ironstone. Such beautiful shades of winter whites... enjoy!

elizabeth said...

The best find on ironstone I've ever seen! You are blessed!

Pamela Gordon said...

Ooo I love the ironstone you've found especially the covered dish and the cake stand. Imagine buying something so old and rare for just $8.00!! Lucky you. The jelly jar is really pretty with it's shaped edge too. Have a good week Jacqueline.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi J,
Well congrats on hitting the powerBOWl jackpot (cheesy yes - it's early and I am goofy) The cake stand does take the cake.... GORGEOUS! all the new pretties are amazing... your sky looks like ours HA! Loving the chenille spread in the sitting room and dots seem some fresh to me and I am always in awe of the amazing fit that the fireplace tin is.... Enjoy your cozy day :-)
Hugs,
Bella

Isabell Kruse said...

Wow, the new basket is wonderful....you have really a lovely home! I lokemthe colors...ist Look so warm an friendly!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Good grief what a beautiful find of Ironstone! Thanks for sharing these great pieces Jacqueline!
It's a lovely sitting room and brings a sense of tranquility; which I think a 'sitting room' should <3 : ) Have a great week. Hope things either warm a bit; or bring some moisture! We could use it. ~Karen O in CO

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
$core!!!
What amazing finds, dear friend!!!
Love all the ironstone pieces your found!!!
I am quite smitten with the brown pillow and throw against your Winter decor!!!
Fondly,
Pat

White Lace and Promises said...

I am so envious of those ironstone tureens. I search high and low for them and find only few and they are out of my price range. I do love your mantle. Praying my next home has one.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh you totally scored some gorgeous ironstone treasures, Jacqueline!
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That cake stand is to DIE for awesome, what a steal! Well done, ma'am!

Your home is perfectly winteresque = lovely - always a pleasure to visit you!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I'm an ironstone junkie myself, tureens mostly. Yours are absolutely gorgeous! I also love cake stands.....my mother had Haviland china, my sister has it now:)Love that fireplace insert/cover. xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It's lovely and the mirror above your fireplace is wonderful.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

I love the little lidded dish - gorgeous.
Liz

Cheryl Porada said...

$8.00? Wow! That's like "Quick start the car!"

Trinity Vibes said...

I'm so amazed with that beautiful mirror you have. All these beautiful white things are amazing. My co-worker at http://www.stilusessaywriting.com/ said that it looks like this photos were made from some kind of a gallery. Looks super cool.

Kaylor Little said...

Your home is beautiful! And I am loving the firestone.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Ooh you always find such nice pieces. I know what you mean about all the grey days. I'm so glad you pinter out that January is half over because it's one month I do not enjoy. It's bitter cold here and the landscape is overwhelmingly white! I like the lettered basket-lots of possibilities as to how to fill it!

Jude Butterfly said...

You are living right! Such beautiful pieces. I especially like the cake stand. Enjoy your treasures.

Cindy Rasley said...

So very special! Treasure them!!!

Art and Sand said...

I swoon every time I look at pics of your lovely linens and impressive ironstone collection.

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a fabulous find
Like winning the lottery? LOL
The cake stand is over the top
When I find a great find like this I can't wait to get home and play and rearrange all my dishes I am sure you were the same way

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful!

chateau chic said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! What a terrific score, Jacqueline!! The antique cake stand took my breath away...I've never come across one. It's gorgeous!
Mary Alice

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your home looks so serene and lovely dressed for winter! Lovely things you have found, with so much history. Your cake stand must have many celebration stories to tell! I love your jelly jars, too. Wishing you a little sunshine this week. xo Karen

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline, Lovely ironstone goodness. Love the cake stand!!Your home is romantic and peaceful. I moved around my ironstone yesterday and had so much fun!!
Enjoy the day! xo

Jeanie said...

What a remarkable find! That's stunning. Oh, everything is. I shouldn't gush but I can't help it! And the mantle is perfect!

KarenSue Farash said...

Oh lucky you! My heart raced for you and because of a little jealousy.
But that's OK!

Marsha said...

Golly! Your ironstone finds are a jackpot for sure! I hardly ever see ironstone here in central Alabama. Thank you for sharing your haul with us. I popped over from The Charm of Home. Happy Friday.

time worn interiors said...

I always enjoy seeing photos of your lovely home! Love all the new additions!

Okio B Designs said...

Beautiful find! I'm swooning over that basket too.

Jeanine

Ornella said...

Great beatifull basket and pretty new irostone collection! I love them!!

The Country Nest said...

What a great find. You found some beautiful pieces. You room looks calm and soothing.

The Charm of Home said...

What gorgeous pieces! That cake stand is a sweet find! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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